Gordon Ramsay on National Geographic's Uncharted

‘Uncharted’ Sees Gordon Ramsay Cooking For A King While Encountering A Hippo

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Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is one tough cookie. You would think nothing could faze him. However, on the National Geographic show Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted he travels to KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Ramsay is cooking up a storm fit for a Zulu King with Chef Zola Nene. Meanwhile, Zola warns him they have an unexpected visitor. This turns out to be a massive hippo in the river behind him and heading their way.

Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted in South Africa

The second season of Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted is coming in June. To give us a taste, E! News has revealed an exclusive sneak peek into his adventures. In the clip, Ramsay can be seen cooking with Chef Zola Nene. Suddenly Zola notices something creeping up behind Gordon. While he cooks, Zola can be heard saying she doesn’t want to scare Gordon. However, she does want to warn him. Zola says “we do have an uninvited guest here today.”

When Gordon asks Zola what she means, she tells him to look behind him. This is when he sees the hippo lurking in the river. In true Ramsay style, he and Zola continue cooking the food. However, the thought of the massive creature looming behind him is always on his mind. Meanwhile, video editors are quick on the mark to bleep out the many expletives used by Gordon. The number of bleeps clearly reveals just how nervous the chef is at the time.

As Chef Zola gasps, Ramsay can be heard speaking of the hippo. He exclaims, “He’s actually coming over. He’s not f**king around.” No doubt, this is going to be a very enjoyable episode!

Gordon Ramsay and KwaZulu-Natal

Besides meeting massive hippos, Ramsay is clearly having a real adventure in South Africa. In this episode, he is visiting KwaZulu-Natal in the south-east of the country. This is the ancestral land of the Zulu people. Farming and agriculture play a major role in Zulu culture. Using their traditional methods, many dishes in Zulu cuisine are organic and healthy. You will rarely find preservatives and added ingredients here.

In this particular Season 2 episode of Uncharted, Ramsay is working with South African chef and TV personality, Zola Nene. Zola has also authored a cookbook. It is her aim to share the flavors of her Zulu ancestors with the rest of the world.

South Africa, and particularly KwaZulu-Natal, is a melting pot of cultures. Local cuisine is influenced by the Zulus, the Dutch settlers, British colonists and Indian laborers who moved here. This combination of cultures makes a diverse and delicious choice of regional cuisine. While Gordon is in the area, he learns about the curries, spices, and other ingredients used in South African dishes.

Where does Season 2 of Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted take us?

Season 2 of Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted premieres on National Geographic on Sunday, June 7 at 10 pm. In this upcoming season, we follow Ramsay as he goes off the grid in a number of countries. Besides his visit to KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, Gordon also heads to the jungles of Guyana. Outside of Africa, he travels to Tasmania, South India, Sumatra, Norway and the Louisiana swamps.

In a statement about the new season, Gordon says they are exploring seven new regions. He says each has its own, vastly different culinary customs and history. Ramsay says by doing this, they have the opportunity to learn from the locals and listen to their stories. Through this, they, and their viewers, can have a much deeper experience and understanding of the world around us.

What better way of learning about the delicious cuisines of the world, than in the hands of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay! Watch the exclusive sneak peek clip for the series on the E! News’ website. Catch the premiere episode of Season 2 of Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted on National Geographic on Sunday, June 7 at 10 pm.

Anne Sewell

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